The fifth annual Battle of Ideas festival will open with a Welcome Address hosted by Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas.
Read Institute of Ideas Director Claire Fox’s introductory essay to the Battle of Ideas 2009.
Professor David Delpy
chief executive, EPSRC
assistant editor, Strategy & Development, The Times
Professor Colin Lawson
director, Royal College of Music; period clarinettist; author of Cambridge Handbooks to Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet; co-editor of Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music series.
director, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London and holder, Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design; author Space to Work: new office design.
director, Institute of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze